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Goodbye, Hard Rock! Hullo, Cantina!

Manager, Vishal Sami said: “We use the highest quality fresh ingredients and traditional cooking techniques to create incredible food.”
21 Mar 2021 12:28
Goodbye, Hard Rock! Hullo, Cantina!
Some staff members of Cantina, with an array of Mexican dishes and cocktails, served at the Port Denarau eatery, in Nadi.

Cantina Bar and Grill, the new Mexican eatery that replaced the legendary Hard Rock Cafe at Point Denarau, makes for an hearty dine-out experience.

Featuring a full-sized bar, a patio, and friendly staff, the restaurant serves up everything from tapas, burritos, and sizzling fajitas, to tacos, fresh guacamole and salsa.

Open seven days, there are daily specials on food and drinks.

Manager, Vishal Sami said: “We use the highest quality fresh ingredients and traditional cooking techniques to create incredible food.”

Cantina has cause for good cheer, with:

  • televised sports shows,
  • free wi-fi
  • domestic and imported beers, and homemade margaritas and sangrias, and
  • the largest tequila collection on the island.

“Our full bar is open seven days a week, so there’s no excuse to miss out,” he said.

Group events can also be hosted at Cantina.

Meiva Vereadali with the cocktail of the day. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Meiva Vereadali with the cocktail of the day. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Invite yourselves

A frequent customer, Simon Naushad said, “Everyone should invite themselves to the set-up, where great food, great friends, and great times come together.

“Come, experience the bliss.”

True to its theme, Cantina features bold and bright coloured murals on its wall.

Every Friday, the restaurant hosts Senorita night, as a themed event, from 4pm -10pm.

Located at Port Denarau Complex, the Cantina replaced Hard Rock Cafe in December.

Jack’s of Fiji owned the local franchise for Hard Rock Cafe, Denarau, which opened in December, 2007.

Hard Rock Cafe was renowned for its music memorabilia, collectible and fashion merchandise and theme restaurant dining.

The menu ranged from nachos, BBQ grilled combos, huge burgers, and grilled steaks.

At the time, Hard Rock’s energetic ambience allowed for a comfortable 250 seated guests.

The two-storey Hard Rock was setup to the tune of $4 million, where 65 staff were reported to be employed.

The two-storey cafe will have a 150-seat restaurant, a performance stage and a Hard Rock shop.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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